My father worked hard and came home and watched TV all evening. My father was lost without my mother and died six months after my mother died of breast cancer,” or, “My mother was addicted to food, and my father was addicted to beer.”
“Did you ever see either of them taking responsibility for their own feelings?” I ask.
This is the issue.
If you don’t want your children to grow up feeling lost, empty, turning to addictions and having relationship problems, then do your own inner work and become a role model of personal responsibility for your own joy.
Written by Margaret Paul, PhD